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WIS International's CEO become President of the CII
Roy Whitehouse the CEO of WIS International become the President of the Council of International Investigators
The CII has been in existence for 54 years and comprises of approximately 400 investigators and Private Detective around the world. They are one of the few organisations that vet their members before being accepted into the organisation.
WIS International through their various offices operate mainly in the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Brazil and Angola. Through their connection to many databases throughout the world, they research and collect intelligence from most other countries. Through their membership with the CII and other organisations they can easily use a field agent almost anywhere in the world for local investigations and intelligence gathering.
Roy is also a member of, World Association of Detectives, (WAD) Association of British Investigators, ( ABI) and Itellenet. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a board member of the British Portuguese Chamber Commerce (BPCC)
Roy says. ‘The world in regard to commercial activity is continually changing. Companies are restructuring and cutting back, it is now more important to make sure that executives are in receipt of all the facts before they can make the right decision. Crime and corporate fraud is on the increase and it will continue to rise in the next few years. It is now more important that companies take all the necessary actions to ensure their companies are protected from both inside and outside forces that are trying to undermine their operations and profits’.
We recommend to all our clients that they regularly monitor the activities of their staff especially those involved in accounts, movement of goods and outside sales staff, as well as, how they are regulating access to sensitive information. Corporate espionage does exist and during these difficult times is on the increase as other competitors have to try to keep their competitive edge.
Having said that it is a normal corporate activity to observe what your competitors are doing using the acceptable method of competitive intelligence, this is a subject that WIS International undertakes on behalf of clients. Reporting on what competitors are doing on a day to day basis and what they are intending to do long term. In today’s climate it is important to know if your competitors, for example are expanding or reducing their operations, are they taking on more staff or making redundancies, are they seeking new premises or closing existing ones?
In addition to this companies should also continually look at the trading situation of customers they give credit to, they should be looking at how they are doing, at their accounts, business activity, they should be getting feed back from field staff as to the clients activities, as well as keeping an eye on the customers ordering trend, are they increasing orders when the market is reducing?
WIS train clients staff, at all levels, as to what they should be aware of and how to monitor the activities of customers. Your work force will be able to raise the alarm before a situation gets out of control and cost your company valuable profits.
Talking about staff it is important to know who you are employing. Are they fit for purpose, are they who they say they are, are they actually trained to do the job. Employment screening is so important and it should be noted that companies should be screening all employees no matter what their position. It is not just top executives that steel your secrets, the unseen staff are the most likely to be a plant into your company. See our website under employment screening for some examples.
Roy can be contacted at http://www.wis-
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WIS International offers investigation, research and intelligence services. We have been established in Portugal for over 19 years with offices in Lisbon , London and the Algarve . We undertake various investigations into all manner of subjects throughout the world. We have agents throughout Portugal , the United Kingdom , Brazil and Angola. Being a member of many professional organisations enables us to carry out assignments throughout the EU and the rest of the world using trusted associates.